earrings


February 16, 2020

18kt. tri-colour gold leaf bracelet, earrings & ring 35.5gr. tw. $2,600.00 CAD. e13056 e13057 e13058

The oak tree has been considered the King of Trees by many cultures throughout history. In Greek mythology the tree was sacred to Zeus the Thunder God. His priests believed they could divine his pronouncements from the rustling of oak leaves. The Pagan god Taranus, another Thunder God, was also associated with the tree. In Norse mythology it was the tree of Thor, the Thunder God. In the effort to convert the “heathens” of Northern and Western Europe to Christianity the oak was replaced by the triangular fir tree, a symbol of the Holy Trinity. This eventually sparked the practice of the Christmas tree as we know it. Imagine if the oak hadn’t been replaced and we had to lug a leafless oak tree into our living room every December, I don’t think the effect would be the same. However if you are looking to channel that thunderous power this tri colour set encircled with oak leaves might just do it. The set is made from top quality 18 karat yellow, white and rose gold and features a wide band, hoop earrings, and a broad bangle. The hoops and ring both measure 11.5mm wide but their pierced designs keep them airy and light. The bangle measures 17.75mm wide and shows off its Italian make with heavyweight hollow constructed frame equipped with an integrated hinge and white gold box catch with additional safety lock. The earrings, ring, and bracelet weigh respectively 6.8 grams, 3.7 grams, and 23.8 grams. Each is sold separately and estate priced for $550.00 CAD e13058, $300.00 CAD e13057, and $1,750.00 CAD e13056. Or package them up together for $2,500.00 CAD.


January 24, 2020

18kt. diamond drop earrings 0.70ct. tw. I1-I 3.6gr. $1,106.00 CAD. e12397

Something From Nothing the children’s book by Phoebe Gilman is probably a metaphor for every jeweler’s life. We work with such precious ingredients that we are always conscious of trying to save whatever we can. Especially with the volume of worn out pieces that flow through our estate department. Sometimes we get stuck on the unusual odds and ends that come in unfit for sale. We are increasingly recutting worn out gemstones and resetting them into new pieces; refurbishing antiques that are in need of heavy repair; but this is the first time we’ve worked with a set of unaccompanied loose tennis bracelet links. These links came in completely unworn, they were probably removed from a bracelet right after it was purchased and tucked into a jewellery box. With their graceful elongated profile and fully articulated construction they were begging to be converted into hinged drop earrings. All we needed to do was solder a post on each and equip them with brand new heavy weight 6mm 14k karat friction backs. The 18 karat white gold drops are set all over with 0.70 carats of bright I1-I round brilliant cut diamonds. At 33.2mm long they will stand out against any hair length or style, adding elegance to any occasion. Estate price for the brand new earrings $1,106.00 CAD. Stock #e12397.


January 23, 2020

0.55ct. SI1-JK diamond studs with threaded backs 1.3gr. $966.00 CAD. e 12359

Threaded studs are touted as the most secure option available but we’ve not found that to be true. Almost all of the earrings we get in that are missing their mate have been equipped with threaded backs. People make the mistake of thinking once they are threaded tight they’ll stay tight. But if you live in them and sleep in them the backs slowly unwind and disappear. However, if you are mindful and tighten them every couple of days they are one of the most secure options available. Good thing too as this pair is of higher quality than you normally find in studs. The 0.55 carats are of eye-clean SI1 clarity and of very good proportions. Their JK colour appears quite white as there is less contrast being set in 14 karat yellow gold crown settings. The threaded backs are bright white 14 karat gold for a bit more tensile strength and reduced thread wear. Estate price $966.00 CAD. Stock #e12359.

 


January 17, 2020

0.40ct. tw. I1-IJ diamond & blue topaz cluster earrings 3.7gr. 18kt. $840.00 CAD. e12862

Premium quality 18 karat yellow gold isn’t always the building block of choice when setting coloured gems. Nothing gives the impression of luxury like a touch of rich yellow gold peaking around the edges of a gemstone. The warm tone also blends best into the skin tone giving center stage to the blue topaz and 0.40 carats of I1-IJ round single cut diamonds. The oval halo studs weigh a comfortable 3.7 grams and each is equipped with a heavyweight friction back for maximum peace of mind. Estate price for the pair $840.00 CAD. Stock #e12862.


January 10, 2020

18kt. white gold twisting hoop earrings 2.3 grams Italian made $280.00 CAD. e13085

It’s amazing what a simple artistic twist can do to an otherwise ordinary pair of long oval hoop earrings. The 2 inch long made in Italy earrings are mirror images of each other as all high quality earrings are. Each earring has a graceful twist in opposing directions for a dedicated right/left side or left/right side depending on your preference. Made from 2.3 grams of premium 18 karat white gold. Perfect condition with the bright factory applied rhodium plating still fully intact. $280.00 CAD. Stock #e13085.


January 9, 2020

14kt. antique inspired garnet & pearl pendant/earring set $2,240.00 CAD. e12562 e12563

This set is the essence of the Victorian Era! Though modern the antique inspired set would have been at home in the 1880s drawing room. As you might have guessed the trends of the Victorian Era were set by Queen Victoria herself. Thanks to the industrial revolution common people were finally able to afford luxuries like jewellery. Thanks to developments in photography and printing Queen Victoria was one of the first Monarchs to have her life heavily documented and those images were widely circulated. All classes throughout the empire could see what the Queen was wearing making her the original Influencers with approximately 10 million followers. She created the trend of wearing white for a wedding gown, everything she touched became the gospel for fashion. She had a passion for mixing gemstones, filigree, and ornate over-sized statement pieces. Honestly, the motifs of the Victorian Era are what most people imagine when they picture royal jewellery. This regal drop pendant measures a head turning 42mm long by 22mm wide. It’s set with brooding red garnets and soft creamy pearls. The 9.4 gram 14 karat yellow gold pendant is suspended from an 18 inch long Singapore chain with a spring ring catch. The earrings that complement it measure 18.3mm x 15.6mm and weigh 9 grams together. The set is Canadian made and can be purchased separately for $1,120.00 CAD each. Stock numbers e12563 and e12562


January 3, 2020

0.69ct. TW I1-KL diamond earring pendant set 4.3gr. 14kt. $910.00 CAD. e11483

Casual or dressy, this set has you covered. Thick bezel settings enhance the apparent size of these diamonds making them look far larger than the estimated total weight of 0.69 carats. The set has been well made from over 4.3 grams of 14 karat yellow gold. Reflective white rhodium plating encircles the diamonds further enhancing their appearance. Each diamond is a bright and lively well matched brilliant cut of I1 clarity with an estimated KL colour. Snug fitting friction butterfly backs secure the earrings in place. An 18 inch curb link chain slides through the large hinged bail adding an extra element of movement to the simple setting. If you’d like a longer or shorter chain we have many in stock that will have the pendant positioned exactly where you’d like it. Comes complete gift wrapped in our traditional dark blue presentation box. Like new condition and estate priced at only $910.00 CAD. Stock #e11483.


January 2, 2020

0.50ct. tw. I1-I2-I diamond earring pendant set 14kt. 2.9gr. $543.00 CAD. e11085

There’s nothing our service team likes more than when a piece of estate jewellery comes in that requires no work before going on the sales floor. Just a thorough high temperature ultrasonic cleaning and it’s ready to go. That goes double with  this necklace and earring set that came to us in perfect condition showing no evidence of use. Even the original bright rhodium finish was 100% intact. Each piece contains three well cut, bright, graduated round brilliant diamonds of conservatively graded I1-I2-I quality, weighing an estimated 0.50 carat total weight. The diamonds are set in single shared claw settings leaving a maximum amount of uncovered diamond to sparkle without interruption. The trio is well made from 2.9 grams of 14 karat white gold. They come complete with tight friction backs and a 16 inch long delicate cable link chain. Packaged up with complimentary gift wrapping in our traditional blue and white satin gift box. The set is estate priced at only 543.00 CAD.  $60.00 per diamond including the gold never looked to good. You just can’t beat the value of our estate jewellery. Stock #e11085.


December 31, 2019

0.20ct. tw. I1-I diamond drop earrings 2.0gr. 14kt. $350.00 CAD. e12723

Sometimes simple can be the most impactful as is the case with these diamond drops. The 12.9mm in diameter huggie hoops are classic with their high dome profiles. Each has a single 0.10 carat I1-I round brilliant cut diamond left to swing freely from its base. The contrast of high polished 14 karat white gold with the fire of the diamonds draws the eye at the slightest movement. The 2 gram pair are very comfortable and snap securely into place for peace of mind during wear. Estate price $350.00 CAD. Stock #e12723.

SOLD


December 29, 2019

0.70ct. tw. I1-I diamond earring/pendant set 5.1gr. 14kt. $1,050.00 CAD. e10968

Casual or dressy, this set has you covered. Thick bezel settings enhance the apparent size of these diamonds making them look far larger than the estimated total weight of 0.70 carats. The set has been well made from over 5 grams of 14 karat yellow gold. A reflective white rhodium plating circles the diamonds further enhancing their appearance. Each diamond is a bright and lively well matched brilliant cut of solid I1 clarity with an I colour. The earrings have been upgraded with threaded posts and backs for added security. An 18 inch cable link chain slides through a hidden bail on the pendant that keep the focus on the simple setting. If you’d like a longer or shorter chain we have many in stock to have the pendant positioned exactly where you’d like it. Comes complete gift wrapped in our traditional blue and white satin presentation box. Like new condition and estate priced at $1,050.00 CAD. Stock #e10968.


December 27, 2019

1.80ct. tw. Ruby & diamond 0.60ct. tw. SI-HI 14kt. earrings 4.2gr. $2,450.00 CAD e12209

Sometimes a piece just needs the luxurious backdrop of gold so warm it almost glows. 14 karat gold with a particularly rich yellow hue sets the stage for quality and these earrings don’t disappoint. Each is hand set with a 0.90 carat brooding red ruby. With such a center piece the contrast of the highly brilliant halo of diamonds is extreme. Eye clean diamonds of SI-HI quality allows the 0.60 combined carat weight to throw a ton of white and rainbow flashes. As a finishing testament to quality each earring has been equipped with hand made heavy weight 14 karat yellow gold friction backs. Estate price $2,450.00 CAD. Stock #e12209.


December 23, 2019

0.90ct. tw. I1-HI Canadian diamond pendant earring set 3.5gr. 14kt. $1,680.00 CAD. e11898

At first glance the trio of diamonds that adorn this earring and pendant set look as if they are just resting on the rim of each circle. They couldn’t be more securely set however, with heavy under galleries wrapping protectively around the pavilion of each. The trio are all of bright I1-HI quality and all of Canadian origins, proudly laser inscribed as proof. The center diamond in the 9.2mm pendant weighs an estimated 0.50 carat and each 6.9mm stud is set with a 0.20 carat. The 14 karat set is in like new condition with all chromy white rhodium intact. The modern and sleek slider pendant is strung from a 20 inch long petite curb link chain with easy to fasten lobster clasp. Each stud is equipped with sturdy friction backs. Estate price for the set only is $1,680.00 CAD. Stock #e11898.


December 21, 2019

Roberto Coin bezel set diamond stud earrings 0.90ct. SI2-I1-H $3,430.00 CAD. e9870

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The timeless diamond solitaire stud with that modern twist you’d expect from Roberto Coin. Set into softly rounded, brightly rhodium plated 18 karat white gold bezels the SI2-I1-H round brilliant cut diamonds end up looking much larger than their 0.90 carat total weight suggests. The diamonds are of a nicer quality than their grade suggests, showing no inclusions visible with the naked eye. In matching miniature bezel settings behind each diamond is one natural ruby, Roberto Coin’s signature on all his jewellery.e9870 Roberto Coin diamond stud earrings bezel set 18kt The unique, brightly shining set comes equipped with heavy friction backs and original Roberto Coin box. Estate price $3,430.00 CAD. Stock #e9870.e9870 Roberto Coin bezel set diamond stud earrings 18kt.


December 20, 2019

14/18 karat yellow gold hoop earrings 8.3 grams $560.00 CAD. e9984

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The knowledge that these hoops are hollow may make some people worry about their quality, thinking them fragile and soon to be dented. That’s a fair mind set where many hollow hoops are concerned but not with this 8.3 gram pair. The 24mm diameter 14 karat yellow gold earrings, though made hollow, are much heavier than most and quite durable. The earrings are equipped with strong posts and very heavy 18K yellow gold friction backs for extra security. Estate price $560.00 CAD. Stock #e9984.e9984-14-18-karat-hoop-earrings-002

 


December 19, 2019

Italian made 18kt. earrings 5.9gr. 24mm long $480.00 CAD. e10495

These Italian made hollow hoops boast an inventive cradle-like catch that hold each hoop high on the lobe, nearly disguising the catch entirely. That cradle style catch plays to the elegant drooping nature of each high polished earring. The luxurious hue 18 karat yellow gold appears to drip like honey, pulled slowly by gravity. The 5.9 gram pair are in unworn condition and measure a statement making 24.7mm long by 10.0mm wide at their bottoms. Estate price $480.00 CAD. Stock #e10495.


December 18, 2019

14kt. white gold 1.00ct. tw. earring & necklace set $1,190.00 CAD. e9694

e9694 diamond earrings and pendantThere’s nothing our repair staff like more than a piece of estate jewellery that requires no work before going out to the sales floor. That goes double with for this necklace and earring set that came to us in perfect condition showing no evidence of use. Even the original bright rhodium finish was 100% intact. Each piece contains three well cut, bright, graduated round brilliant diamonds of I1-I quality weighing an estimated 1.00 carat total weight. The diamonds are bezel set at three levels so their girdles overlap, leaving no empty space to break up the sparkle. The trio is well made from 3.6 grams of 14 karat white gold. They come complete with tight friction backs and a 16 inch long delicate curb link chain. Packaged up with complimentary gift wrapping the set is estate priced at $1,190.00 CAD. Stock #e9694.e9694 snowman diamond earrings and pendant


December 17, 2019

Gucci Bamboo earrings 59mm diameter 18.5 grams $2,310.00 CAD. e12420

What do you do when you’re a high end Italian fashion house but your country is at war and implementing war time rations? Design your purses with the only things you have left like pig leather and bamboo imported from Japan! And because you’re Gucci the bag will sell out and become an instant classic that you’ll revisit over and over again! So here we are, graduated bamboo cast from 18.5 grams of premium quality 18 karat yellow gold. The 59mm in diameter hoops are instantly recognizable as Gucci. Of course they are made in Italy all you need for proof is to look at the over-engineered clasps. Made from extra strong 18 karat white gold with hinges and clasp all deeply buried within the body of hoops themselves. These rare Gucci hoops are in excellent condition, polished up to look like new and ready to wear. A Gucci classic priced at $2,310.00 CAD. Stock #e12420.

 


December 16, 2019

18kt. 2.5 inch hoop earrings 16.4 grams $1,539.00 CAD. e12366

All of the hoops we’ve ever seen in this size range were made on a budget. Which is exactly the opposite of what you want when you get to this scale. The larger the diameter the easier they are to dent, crease or bend. One little accident with a budget pair and they kink and are ruined. They are also more prone to be kinked while being fastened. The catches are usually flimsy as well, increasing their chance to drop off during wear, getting lost or damaged in the fall. This 2.5 inch pair are the exact opposite, though hollow they weigh a substantial 16.4 grams as a testament to their heavy gauge and quality. The low profile catches are inventive and done in extra strong white gold. The heavy ear wires are hinged with a sturdy rivet and catch into the earring itself, preventing the catches from loosening. On top of all that the hoops have 4.7mm tube diameter, much wider than anything we’ve encountered in this size. Estate price for the like new hoops $1,539.00 CAD. Stock #e12366.


December 15, 2019

18kt. 2.50ct. tw. ruby, garnet & diamond drop earrings 6.1gr. $3,500.00 CAD. e12885

Haute Couture is high-end fashion that is constructed by hand from start to finish, made from high quality, expensive materials, and produced with extreme attention to detail. The term itself is French and translates to ‘high dressmaking’ meaning unfortunately it doesn’t really apply to jewellery. But if it did these 18 karat drop earrings would be a prime example! We’ve never had a pair of earrings as bold and fashionable! The top half of each consists of pave set drops leading into two thin pave bands that widen as they move the eye downwards. The icy white of all those round brilliant cut diamonds is contrasted by the seams of warm yellow gold that peak around the edges. The natural rubies, green garnets, and diamonds that weigh down the bottom of each drop. The deep red and bright green are captured in a mix of different shapes and sizes. They’ve been gathered in a seemingly random collection that is in fact perfectly mirrored, a feat of thoughtfulness that you only encounter with top quality workmanship. All the diamonds and gemstones in the set equal an approximate total weight of 2.50 carats. The 6.1 gram pair is like nothing we’ve ever seen before. Like new condition and in perfect condition. $3,500.00 CAD. Stock #e12885


December 14, 2019

1.35ct. tw. EFFY diamond earrings 14kt. 7.5gr. $1,500.00 CAD. e9293

EFFY’s Classique line plays on the contrasting optical effects of baguette cut diamonds and round brilliant cut diamonds for a modern, iced all over appearance. The D’Oro earrings are a fun take on the traditional diamond drop stud with their bottoms swooping in accenting the jaw line during wear. Together the pair carry 1.33 carats of I1-IJ diamonds set into 7.5 grams of brightly rhodium finished 14 karat white gold. The earrings are secured with strong omega backs for added security and are currently listed on Macy’s website for $1,630.00 (on sale from $5,703.00). Our estate price for the like new pair $1,500.00 CAD. Stock #e9293.

 


December 4, 2019

diamond earrings 0.50ct. tw. VS-GH 3.9gr. 14kt. 15mm x 10mm $700.00 CAD. e12490

Macrame DIY projects are dominating Pintrest boards, mismatched paisley patterns are popping up in fashion and interior design, and houseplants are the “it” thing; anyone else smell patchouli? Actually if you dig into paisley history it was cool way before the hippies claimed it. The pattern has its roots in ancient Persian and Indian textiles, spreading into Europe along the Silk Road. It is still an important symbol that is used today in Hindu weddings and has ties to the cypress tree, a Zoroastrian symbol of life and eternity. The shape is also reflective of the lobes of the yin-yang symbol of Taoism. Whatever its symbolism paisley has been a fashion favorite for centuries and today we show it cast in white and yellow gold and pave set with diamonds. The 15.6mm long studs are cast from 3.9 grams of 14 karat gold. The 0.50 carats of round single cut diamonds are high VS-GH quality, twinkling brightly with the slightest movement. Estate price for the bohemian pair $700.00 CAD. Stock #e12490.


16mm/14mm mabe pearl & diamond 0.21ct. tw. VS-H ring/earrings 18kt. gold 27.7gr. $1,400.00 & $1,540.00 CAD. e12211 e12210

Mabe pearls differ from other cultured pearls because they’re grown attached to the inside of the actual oyster shell. This process gives them their large dome but also means you can get the high quality and large size of South Sea pearls without the high cost. At 16 and 14mm these Mabes are statement making and very modern. They lend themselves well to the sleek design of the 18 karat yellow gold set. Each has a single high quality VS-H round brilliant cut diamond in orbit around its equator. The contrast of that sparkling moon adds softness to the velvety luster of the silver/cream coloured pearls. In accordance with the high overall quality of the set both stud earrings have been equipped with spring loaded omega backs for added security and comfort. The ring takes the dome theme a step further by setting the pearl into a deep solid gold saucer. This is a substantial set with a finished weight of almost 1 ounce. Although the pearls are quite large they account for less than 20% of the total weight. The ring measures a size 7 with some room to adjust up or down. Estate price for the earrings $1,400.00 and for the ring $1,540.00 CAD. Stock numbers e12211 and e12210.


November 30, 2019

Thomas Alt earrings 0.57ct. TW VS1-I 11.7gr. 14kt. gold Ltd. Ed. 9044 $2,800.00 CAD. e11335

Thomas Alt was a Montreal based jeweller from a long line of German goldsmiths. Both of his parents were raised in Idar-Oberstien, once the world center for gem trade, the cradle of Art Deco design, and the modern home to many master stone cutters. His family’s roots in the jewellery trade date back 200 years. You can tell from his expressive and confident work that he was raised into this trade. Our limited edition Thomas Alt screw back earrings measure a statement making 19.6mm diameter. The high dome 14 karat yellow gold bases have been decorated with subtly white gold wire work. The gestural framework creates an artistic nest around the asymmetrical diamond focal points. Both diamonds are of a high VS1 clarity, I colour and together weigh an estimated 0.57 carats. The diamonds throw an eye-catching spray of spectral colour and bright white flashes. The 11.79 gram pair are accompanied by a Thomas Alt signed certificate stating their limited edition along with a 27 year old Certificate of Appraisal stating a retail value of $3,300.00 CAD. Our estate price $2,800.00 CAD. For an additional $150.00 the pair can be converted to pierced studs with heavyweight friction backs. Stock #e11335.


November 27, 2019

14kt. journey pendant & earrings 1.66ct. tw. SI1-I1-I 5.7gr. e12565 e12564 $2,310.00 CAD.

These are the only fully articulated journey drop earrings in stock at the moment. The graduated inch of diamonds swing and bend freely from side to side. Thanks to their high cut grade and eye-clean SI2-I quality the diamonds are constantly flashing splintery white and coloured spectral light. The effect doesn’t really transfer to a necklace as the pendant has been frozen in that classic journey S curve. The earrings combine for a total diamond weight of 1.00 carat. Each 14 karat white gold drop is equipped with threaded posts and backs. The pendant has been set with 7 round brilliant cut diamonds of I1-I quality which come together for 0.66 carat total diamond weight. The 14 karat white gold pendant is suspended on an 18 inch long faceted curb link chain with spring ring catch. The set is in its original rhodium enhanced condition showing no signs of wear. Estate price for the pendant $910.00 CAD and the earrings $1,400.00 CAD. Stock numbers e12565 and e12564


November 16, 2019

0.45ct. tw. VS-HI princess cut diamond studs 5.7gr. 18kt. $1,050.00 CAD. e12592

A pair of nifty diamond earrings that seem to take their inspiration from the do-it-yourself bedazzling staple of 80s punk rock. The pyramid stud adorned everything from Dr. Martens to tartan skirts, combat boots, scribbled-upon denim and patched leather jackets. Eventually working its way into high fashion the grass roots symbol of rebellion became an accent without boundaries. So much so that here it is today cast in premium 18 karat white gold tipped with a princess cut diamond. The 5.7 gram pair are about to scale at 9.4mm wide. Each diamond weighs 0.225 carats of high VS-HI quality, making an eye catching center surrounded by high polished rhodium enhanced fun house mirrors. The studs surprising high quality is a testament to their maker, Toronto’s Samuel Kleinberg Jewellers. The pair are in original condition and are accompanied by SK branded box and bag. Estate price $1,050.00 CAD. Stock #e12592.


November 15, 2019

1.34ct. TW VS-GH & natural yellow diamond earrings 2.0gr. platinum $3,920.00 CAD. e11245

Being so petite these unique diamond drops are perfect for daily wear. Despite their size they make a powerful and luxurious statement with their impressive ingredients. Rarely encountered tear drop briolette diamonds each weigh an estimated 0.50 carat. In our 60 year history we have have never had a single example of this unique faceted bead style cut before. The custom cut drops, swing freely reflecting and refracting light like vibrant prisms. They are suspended from delicate floral clusters like no others with 0.24 carats of high quality VS-GH diamond petals plus 0.10 carats of natural colour fancy vivid yellow diamond centers. The earrings each weigh 1 gram and are made from premium quality platinum. They’ve been equipped with threaded posts and backs, which with regular tightening are a very secure closure. We’re confident you’ll never see a pair like this again. Estate price $3,920.00 CAD. Stock #e11245.


November 14, 2019

13ct. tw. geuine blue topaz & citrine drop earrings 6.8gr. 18kt. $700.00 CAD. e12697

Who knew that Novembers birthstones would work so well together? The pair of oval citrine are almost a perfect colour match to the warm 18 karat yellow gold that make up the earrings. Leaving the intense complimentary colour blue topaz as the main focus of the drops, keeping the overall effect luxuriously weighted. The 13 carat total gem weight earrings are 42mm long and head turning for their unique construction and colours. $700.00 CAD. Stock #e12697.


November 8, 2019

1.09ct. I1-HI diamond studs 1.3gr. 14kt. white gold $1,960.00 CAD. e12559

By far, this is the best way to buy a great pair of diamond studs and save a pile of money at the same time; estate diamonds in brand new settings. We are continuously upgrading and trading in our customer’s jewellery. Usually the trade in diamonds are in great condition but the settings are worn or have been repaired before. Our solution –  take the jewellery apart and reset the diamonds into brand new 14 karat white gold/palladium double gallery settings with heavy upgraded friction backs, then price them better than anyone else. It’s a simple formula that our clients never get tired of. This style is flattering, easy to clean, easy to wear and very secure. The estate nature of the diamonds allows us to upgrade the settings and still provide better value than anything else available. The palladium/gold alloy we use costs a little more than traditional white gold but it’s much more “white” looking. We don’t need to rhodium plate them making them artificially brighter. These diamonds are very well matched 5.2mm diameter round brilliant cut diamonds both of strong I1 clarity, H colour and very good cut. There are only a couple of tiny crystal inclusions that are virtually invisible without magnification. We’ve positioned the minor inclusions under the claws where possible making the diamonds look even better. With a total weight of 1.09 carat these earrings are significant in size and are sure to get noticed. The estate price of just $1,960.00 makes for fantastic value. Don’t just take our word for it though, shop the specifications around. We’re sure you’ll agree the value is outstanding. We always have a large inventory of loose estate diamonds if you want to do something a little bigger or smaller. We can custom make a new/estate set just for you in only a couple of hours. This set is estate priced at $1,960.00 CAD. Stock #e12559.


November 7, 2019

14kt. 1.50ct. tw. SI2-H diamond earrings 4.3gr. $2,030.00 CAD. e10498

 

The most robust invisible set studs you’ll encounter, and we can say that because we made them! The pair were meant to replace an older pair purchased from our estate department that were then unfortunately lost. As is the case with any custom piece that contains invisible set diamonds each of the 50 square brilliant cut diamonds were custom cut. A mandatory step that has the added benefit of ensuring the diamonds are perfectly matched SI2-H quality for seamless brilliance. Measuring 10.85mm x 10.85mm with strong protective 14 karat yellow gold edges and sturdy supportive undergallery. The 4.3 gram studs are equipped with threaded posts and backs for added security. Estate price $2,030.00 CAD. Stock #e10498.


November 2, 2019

14kt. diamond & sapphire pendant earring set 2.18ct. tw. 9.1gr. $1,260.00 CAD. e11994

For those of you who were not blessed with the gift of living through the 80’s you won’t understand the decades obsession with sapphire and diamond clusters. For an abbreviated explanation have a look at Lady Diana’s 1981 sapphire and diamond engagement ring. As soon as that ring hit newspapers and magazines, copies were popping everywhere from Tiffany & Co. to the Sears catalog. The original ring morphed into interpretations as varied as this pear shaped cluster pendant and earring set. The matched trio are of the deeper blue variety and combine for a total weight of approximately 1.18 carats. Each is surrounded by two tiers of I1-I quality round single cut diamonds that equal 1.00 carat total weight. The stones are all set into bright white gold and accented in warm 14 karat yellow. The pendant is suspended from a sturdy 16 inch long box chain. The earrings are equipped with extra heavy white gold friction backs for superior security. If you’re looking to channel a Royal other than Meghan or Kate get retro with this vintage Diana set for $1,260.00 CAD. Stock #e11994.


October 22, 2019

Mother of pearl & diamond pendant earring set 0.33ct. tw. 28.6gr. 18kt. $3,150.00 CAD. e10772

This has got to be the most elegant “dog tag” style pendant we’ve ever had come through our estate department. We see them pretty often in silver and occasionally in 10 or 14 karat gold, but never have we had one made from rich premium 18 karat Italian gold. The pendant measures 30mm x 19mm, containing 10 iridescent hand cut mother of pearl inlaid sections along with 14 bead set single cut diamonds of high VS-GH quality. The pendant is integrated into an 18 inch flexible bar link necklace. Every joint and pivot point throughout the necklace look like new showing no wear of any kind. Accompanying the necklace is a pair of matching clip on earrings. The earrings are equipped with strong spring loaded backs. If you have pierced ears we can easily convert them using the original hinged spring backs and welding on new 18 karat gold posts. Much thought has been given to the design and manufacture of this set. The earring backs have used 18 karat white gold to form the friction sections because of its superior spring quality compared to yellow gold. This set was made as exercise in high quality design as nice as any jewellery available. Between the earrings and pendant there are 50 small single cut diamonds that total an estimated 0.33 carats. The earrings and pendant weigh close to 1 full troy ounce at 28.6 grams. They are being sold as a set only for the estate price of $3,150.00 CAD. Stock #e10772.


October 14, 2019

0.90ct. I2-I diamond cluster earrings 3.8gr. 14kt. gold $770.00 CAD. e11912

Floral clusters are most effective at a distance making them the perfect candidate for earrings. During wear the six individual diamonds in each look like one much larger diamond. Being set at different angles the cluster makes a busier show of brilliance than its larger counterpart would. The 0.90 carats of round brilliant cut diamonds are of earring appropriate I2-I quality. The 14 karat white gold earrings are themselves quite sturdy, weighing 3.8 grams. Each is equipped with strong posts and very heavy upgraded 6mm friction backs, making them more than appropriate for constant wear. Estate price $770.00 CAD. Stock #e11912.


October 7, 2019

1.20ct. total weight earrings VS-SI-EF white gold $2,870.00 CAD. e7946

A little more sophisticated than the typical basic stud we regularly offer. Each of the main diamonds weighs an estimated 0.35 carats of excellent VS2/SI1-EF quality. A further 10 round brilliant cut diamonds of  VS/SI-F quality decorate the gentle “S” shaped bottom sections. The earrings weigh 3.0 grams, measure 16mm long and are secured by  snug fitting upgraded 2 piece butterfly friction backs on posts. Included with the pair is an April 2013 appraisal by respected Toronto jewellery appraisal service Harold Weinstein Ltd. Estate priced at $2,870.00 CAD. Stock #e7946.e7946 appraisal


October 5, 2019

3.68ct. tw. I2-F diamond stud earrings GIA certified $17,000.00 CAD. e12693

Birthdays, anniversaries and other gift giving occasions always seem to be right around the corner. Imagine the reaction you’ll receive when she opens this little Bill Le Boeuf Jewellers box. A 1.83 carat diamond for each ear is something you don’t see too often. This perfectly matched pair of round brilliant cut diamonds has been freshly GIA certified September 23rd and 25th. We assembled them into brand new 14 karat white gold stud settings on site just yesterday. One measures 7.67mm in diameter, the other 7.71mm which is about half the diameter of the average women’s ear lobe. Together they weigh a whopping 3.68 carats, both with colourless F colour and I2 clarity. We were actually a bit surprised by GIA’s decision to grade the clarity I2. With their scattering of tiny inclusions we were hoping for an I1 clarity call. They are very strong I2s with no single or large distracting inclusion. Both sparkle brilliantly thanks to their Very Good and Good cut, polish and symmetry. Even the matching medium blue fluorescence was considered when matching the pair. You’ll be surprised just how much sparkle these show in person. Each is secured with a heavyweight friction back for security during wear. They come with fresh Gemological Institute of America Diamond Grading Reports which can be seen online here and here. These previously owned diamonds in brand new settings are priced at $17,000.00 CAD. Stock #e12693.


October 3, 2019

Thomas Alt retro custom onyx & diamond earrings 1284 0.36ct. tw. VS-GH $1,190.00 CAD. e11338

Montreal based designer goldsmith Thomas Alt’s German heritage is certainly apparent in these hand made earrings. The custom cut onyx that decorate each section are the epitome of Idar-Oberstein design of the 1980s. Their mix of matte and high polished faces with step cut geometry allow these unique stones to be surprisingly on point with today’s fashion. Especially the yellow gold hexagon tops with their low profile and earlobe covering 11.6mm width. Being that we have such a soft spot for 80s fashion we couldn’t bring ourselves to fully modernize the earrings. The 14 karat yellow gold studs are in their original non-pierced form and we’ve added french backs to the 14 karat white gold drops. Those trendy triangles measure 18.4mm long and 20.1mm wide. The triangles are topped with 18 hand set round brilliant cut diamonds of a very nice VS-GH quality. The 0.36 carats are a very good to excellent cut grade. They throw a ton of sparkle and contrast to the mostly matte finish of the black onyx. If you too are an 80s enthusiast we can quickly convert them back to a two tone dangling pair. If however you don’t appreciate retro glam than you can take them as is with a two-for-the-price-of-one value. For an additional $150.oo including heavyweight friction backs either pair can be converted to conventional studs; upping the modern motif by raising the earrings to the center of the earlobe. The pair in their original form are accompanied by a 1992 Certificate of Appraisal with a Retail value listed at $2,050.00 CAD. Our estate price for the two pair are $1,190.00 CAD. Stock #e11338.


18kt. Italian made lever back diamond earrings 0.25ct. tw. SI-I-I 11.2gr. $1,330.00 CAD. e12570

These diamond drop earrings appear at first glance to be a character from the Greek alphabet. Set with 0.25 carats of SI-I1-I round brilliant the mystery symbols light up with the slightest movement. That brilliance is balanced with gently domed rhodium enhanced premium 18 karat white gold, reflecting the world around it in fun house mirror miniature. Being Italian made the pair are top quality weighing a solid 11.2 grams. Each is equipped with a gently curving post that locks tightly into hinged backs. Price for the like new pair is $1,330.00 CAD. Stock #e12570.

SOLD


September 25, 2019

0.74ct. VS2-F triple X no fluorescence GIA certified diamond studs 14kt. $1,750.00 CAD. e12972

Tis the season to see some truly appalling diamond studs being offered for sale to the unsuspecting, bewildered consumer simply looking for big and cheap. We certainly have have bigger and much more expensive diamond stud earrings in stock but I can’t remember having a set that were so perfectly matched and also GIA certified. Both of these diamonds weigh exactly 0.37 carat and are of very high VS2-F quality. What I find most remarkable is both are excellent cut, have excellent polish, excellent symmetry and exhibit no fluorescence. The GIA reports were issued September 8th and 9th 2008. They’re pretty much identical twins. Most of our larger, important diamond solitaires come with Gemological Institute of American reports, but encountering a set of previously owned diamond studs like this is a first for us. They’re assembled in traditional 4 prong double gallery 14 karat white gold stud settings. These basic mounts display the high quality diamonds in a simple dramatic fashion. The sturdy posts are equipped with threaded backs for an extra level of security. If you’re in the market for diamond studs this year do a little research and be wary of promotional quality earrings as they are usually of low quality and offer little true value. This pair offers superior beauty and extraordinary value considering the price of only $1,750.00 CAD. Stock #e12972.

SOLD


August 25, 2019

Effy 14kt. blue topaz & diamond earrings 9.10ct. tw. 4.6gr. $665.00 CAD. e11636

A stunning pair of Effy drop earrings that are guaranteed to turn heads at any holiday party! Playing with the rich tones of topaz the earrings pair London blue studs with intense Swiss blue drops that flash an icy brilliance during wear. Those 11.9mm x 8.2mm drops are inventively set under diamond encrusted ribbons of brightly rhodium plated 14 karat white gold. Together the diamonds equal an approximate weight of 0.10 carats with a combined topaz weight of about 9 carats. The earrings each measure 20.65mm long and come equipped with strong posts and heavy friction backs. Perfect condition and looking truly unworn. Estate price $665.00 CAD. Stock #e11636.

SOLD


August 1, 2019

0.25ct. tw. I1-IJ diamond drop earrings 2.2gr. $420.00 CAD. e12567

We’re big fans of the millennial minimalist new style of jewellery. Everything is boiled down to geometric essentials with the emphasis on small accents creating big impressions. These fully articulated drops are the essence of the trend. Four I1-IJ round brilliant cut diamonds combine for a quarter carat of sparkle. Each diamond has been set into a brightly rhodium enhanced domed bezel for a sleek perimeter. The bar that separates them allows the larger of each pair to swing freely with the slightest movement. The pair are in like new condition for the previously enjoyed price of $420.00 CAD. Stock #e12567.

SOLD


July 31, 2019

David Yurman Quatrefoil Double Drop sterling silver earrings $192.00 CAD. e12880

The Quatrefoil is one of those ubiquitous symbols you’ve probably never thought twice about but always found rather pleasant. Most people associate them with historic architecture and for good reason as they were a staple of Gothic arches. The Quatrefoil Double Drop earrings by David Yurman are the most understated of the brand’s foray into the symbol. The high polished sterling silver allows it to best recall its stained glass origins. Each is fully articulated from its smaller partner allowing the large drop to swing freely and flash brightly during wear. The earrings are retired but both are in like new condition accompanied by original pouches. Estate price $192.00 CAD. Stock #e12880.

SOLD


July 22, 2019

Emerald & diamond earrings 1.20ct. tw. 5.2gr. 14kt. $1,750.00 CAD. e12489

Earlobe hugging leaf inspired studs that wrap gracefully during wear, as if caught in a breeze. The focal point is a strip of 0.20 carats of high quality square cut intense green emeralds bending their way down the middle of each earring. Their bright flashes are shouldered by two tapered rows of round brilliant cut diamonds. The perfect 1.00 total diamond weight are all of nice SI-H quality. Each stud is equipped with a strong post and spring loaded omega backs holding them securely in place during wear. Estate price for the 5.2 gram pair $1,750.00 CAD. Stock #e12489.

SOLD


July 19, 2019

BIRKS muse huggie earrings 450005771472 $1,977.00 CAD. e10480

The Muse line is Birks’ homage to their roots with the intricate lattice pattern taken directly from the decorative grill work of the original St. James Street store in Old Montreal, opened in 1879. That delicate pattern is the perfect motif for this pair of 14.5mm long by 9.8mm wide huggie hoops. Transforming an every-day-wear piece of jewellery into a pair of head turning hoops versatile enough to dress up a pair of jeans or finish off a cocktail dress. The top quality hoops are made from 6.9 grams of 18 karat white gold finished in bright chromy rhodium. The filigree pattern is bracketed by two rows of VS-FG round brilliant cut diamonds that come together for a total weight of 0.31 carats. The hoops are equipped with very strong, expertly integrated posts and hinges for added peace of mind. The pair are listed on Birks website for $3295.00 CAD. Our estate price for the brand new pair and their Birks travel pouch $1,977.00 CAD. Stock #e10480.

SOLD

 


July 16, 2019

0.66ct. tw. I1-HI diamond hoop lever back earrings 14kt. 5.8gr. $1,260.00 CAD. e12566

Tapered diamond drop earrings are a staple piece but you don’t often encounter them in this size. Measuring 22mm long the gently curving drops are guaranteed to stand out. Each has been protectively channel set with eight graduated round brilliant cut diamonds weighing an estimated 0.66 carats. The I1-HI diamonds have been well cut ensuring high sparkle. Both are equipped with notched posts and lever backs that need to be pinched apart to disengage. The 5.8 gram pair are made from 14 karat white gold and retain their original rhodium finish as a testament to their like new condition. Estate price $1,260.00 CAD. Stock #e12566.

SOLD


July 15, 2019

Sterling Silver THOMAS SABO tigers eye drop earrings $140.00 CAD. e9631

e9631 Tomas Sabo tiger's eye earrings sterling silverThese well-made earrings are an excellent example of the upside to working with silver. Being a relatively inexpensive material jewellery items can be made more substantial and long lasting without raising prices to subsidize the added cost of making items that last. With thick posts, heavy earring backs, and strong connection rings these earrings will easily survive a life time of wear. Each earring contains 27 deep set round brilliant cut crystals and two pieces of natural tigers eye with beautiful natural golden brown graining. If you like a good sized earring these will do the trick at 2 inches in length. Thomas Sabo has become a big name in sterling silver fashion jewellery and for good reason if these earrings are an example of the general quality of the brand. Steffans of Northampton had a similar pair listed on their website on sale 1/2 price for 74.50 pounds sterling item number H14553-1-759. Our estate price of $140.00 CAD makes these the perfect entry point into this high end fashion brand. Stock #e9631.

SOLD


July 14, 2019

0.20ct. tw. I1-IJ lever back drop earrings 3.4gr. 14kt. $420.00 CAD. e12572

This is exactly how lever backs should work when they are made right! The heavy gauge ear wire and hinged backs snap together tightly. To take them off you can’t simply pull on the back, you have to disengage the connection by levering the post up and out. Its a simple movement but it is one of the most secure earring fastener available. The earrings themselves are made from 3.4 grams of 14 karat yellow gold. Each is flush set with one 0.10 carat round brilliant cut diamond of I1-IJ quality, a bright center surrounded by warm domes of gold. Estate price $420.00 CAD. Stock #e12572.

SOLD


July 13, 2019

18kt. Italian made Florentine finish drop earrings 11.1gr. $1,120.00 CAD. e12571

The Florentine finish is the most underused and underappreciated texture. Done properly it gives the gold surface a look of magnified silk, creating a luxurious textile that accentuates every curve. It could not have been used more thoughtfully than it was on this pair of Italian made 18 karat yellow gold earrings. The organic free form ellipse looks airy and graceful, like gathered fabric hanging from the high polished ear wires. In truth the earrings weigh 11.1 grams, a testament to their high quality. To keep the weight from becoming uncomfortable the backside has been finished in a delicate lattice. Each earring is equipped with a hinged catch that snaps securely into place. Vintage price for the unique statement drops is $1,120.00 CAD. Stock #e12571.

SOLD


July 12, 2019

0.50ct. tw. SI2-I1-IJ Huggie style diamond hoop earrings 4.3gr. 14kt. $753.00. e12660

The lesser known of the diamond earring staples is the huggie hoop. A well built pair in a petite diameter can be worn constantly. The clean lines of the channel setting style balance the brilliance of the diamonds for a subtle and sophisticated look. Our pair measure 15.7mm diameter and are made of a comfortable 4.3 grams of upgraded 14 karat yellow gold. The posts have been made of white gold making for a tighter more secure clasp. Together they carry 0.50 carats of bright SI1-I1-IJ round brilliant cut diamonds. Previously enjoyed and priced at only $753.00 CAD. Stock #e12660.

SOLD


July 11, 2019

14kt. grey pearl & diamond earring/pendant set 0.15ct. tw. 14kt. 18″ $700.00 CAD. e12765

An excellent example of how modern pearls can be with a little change to the palette and a bit of imaginative design. This trio of unique drop pearls have a body colour of steely blue grey and overtones of blush pink. Each has been tipped by a bezel set round brilliant cut diamond that total an estimated 0.15 carats. For the studs that is where the design ends but the pendant is finished with an oversized flat bail. The splash of high polished 14 karat white gold adds interest through contrast to the soft cool luster of the pearls. Each stud is equipped with a sturdy medium weight friction back and the pendant is strung from an 18 inch cable chain. $700.00 CAD. Stock #e12765.

SOLD


Custom princess cut pendant/earring set 2.38ct. tw. SI1-I 18kt. 17.8gr. $5,383.00 CAD. e12487 e12488

In most cases custom making something is the more expensive way to get what you want. We suggest the custom approach when someone has a sentimental gemstone or an existing gold item they want to incorporate into a new design. If the requested style is so specific that we can’t source as production then custom is the way to go. The reason custom always costs more is due to efficiency, making one of anything is always more expensive than the unit cost for making 100. Sure making 100 items takes more time but the production is done in bulk stages and once the pieces are finished each item out of the 100 absorbs a small section of the cost of manufacturing. The economy of scale doesn’t apply with a 1 off custom item. When you make one item the cost of developing the design, 3D printing or wax carving, casting, cleaning up, stone setting, and polishing has to be absorbed by that single item. A custom made item can easily cost double compared to a ready made equivalent. There are a some  advantages to custom that you just don’t get with production pieces. They are usually heavier and more luxurious than their production counter parts as adding a few grams of metal makes very little difference for one item. They are normally made with higher quality ingredients and are almost always one of a kind. In the case of this three piece set there is the addition of art to the equation. This was obviously a set that started out with old fashion counter sketching. You can almost see the goldsmith sitting down with their client working out the gestural lines and geometric angles until everyone was happy with the concept. The pendant and earrings have the quality factor in spades. Made from a combined 14.2 grams of top quality 18 karat white gold, set with 2.38 carats of SI1-I graduated princess cut diamonds. The 12 diamonds are well matched in pattern and make a brilliant splintery show surrounded by brightly rhodium enhanced curving surfaces. The slider pendant measures 26.3 mm long by 15.8mm wide. It slides freely along its 14 karat white gold heavy box link chain, measuring a modern 20 inches long. The earrings are a huggie hoop style measuring about 16.6mm long. The trio is in like new condition showing no signs of wear. Priced and sold as a set only for $5,383.00 CAD. Stock numbers e12488 and e12487.

SOLD


July 10, 2019

14kt. hollow hoop earrings 3.4gr. $224.00 CAD. e11658

At 29mm x 24mm and 6mm wide these earrings are large but not so large that they can’t be worn all the time. Hollow construction allows them to be a manageable 3.4 grams in total weight. Perfect like new condition. The 14 karat wire hinged posts have no solder joints that could contact sensitive ears causing irritation. Hoop earrings at great prices are always some of our most popular estate offerings. These earrings were just polished and look like they just came out of the factory. Estate priced at $224.00 CAD. Stock #e11658.

SOLD


July 5, 2019

14kt. diamond earrings 0.15ct. tw. with 7.75mm CZ drops 3.3gr. 14kt. $420.00 CAD. e12698

The cubic zirconia is one of the youngest man made gemstones despite having been invented in the late 1800s. Natural zirconia has an extremely high melting point of 2750 degrees Celsius, higher than even diamonds melting point. In order to synthesize gem production you have to be able to mimic the conditions within the earth that the gem formed under. It wasn’t until 1973 that Soviet scientists invented a crucible that could get to the temperatures required to grow cubic zirconia crystals. By 1977 commercial production was underway and Swarovski was one of the first companies to fully embrace the synthetic. The colourless gemstone has very similar optics to diamond making it difficult to distinguish to the untrained eye. Especially when dangling at a distance in a pair of high quality earrings. The 14 karat white gold drops are set with 0.15 carats of petite accent diamonds front and back for a little bit of added bling. The round brilliant cut cubics measure 7.4mm in diameter, about the size of a 1.50 carat diamond. Each 14.5mm diameter huggie hoop snaps tightly closed during wear for added security. $420.00 CAD. Stock #e12698.

SOLD


July 2, 2019

1.22ct. tw. I2-J diamond stud earrings 1.0gr. 14kt white gold $1,505.00 CAD. e12833

Sparkly, bright and the price is right at just 30% of the estimated replacement value of $4,973.94. How’s that for a figure, right to the penny. While we don’t support or endorse that opinion of value we pretty much agree with the description of quality. We feel a more appropriate replacement value would be around $2,150.00. As a recent trade in we have them priced at $1,505.00 plus applicable tax. Flattering 4 prong double gallery settings are always the most popular choice for settings. These like new diamond studs come with long posts and upgraded threaded backs for an extra level of security. Including the flattering 07/22/2018 Certificate of Appraisal they are priced at $1,505.00 CAD. Stock #e12833.

SOLD


June 16, 2019

18kt. white gold Italian made hoop earrings 15.5mm 4.4gr. $420.00 CAD. e12362

All that glitters is gold. In this instance it is despite the fact that this heavy stippled texture looks like tiny diamonds from a distance. Leave it to the ingenuity of the Italian house of gold ZADI to make this kind of illusion! The 18 karat white gold hoops are an understated 15.5mm in diameter, tucking comfortably against the ear. Despite their size they still weigh in at an impressive 4.4 grams and show no dents or wear. Estate price for the like new pair $420.00 CAD. Stock #e12362.

SOLD


May 30, 2019

0.38ct. tw. I1-I2-H diamond drop earrings 10kt. 2.1gr. $350.00 CAD. e11631

The average cost per diamond (including the gold settings) is just $3.65. You don’t get a big diamond for $3.64 but each tiny stone is a properly faceted round diamond. Each of the 96 stones is hand set in a 4 bead setting. The 2.1 grams earrings are secured by tight locking posts for peace of mind. Despite the petite diamond size they sparkle and reflect surprisingly well. Being so tightly arranged the centre cluster looks like a large single stone as is swings freely on its articulated joint. Great price and right on point for current style. This pair isn’t going to last long. Estate priced at $350.00 CAD. Stock #e11631.

SOLD


May 27, 2019

1.27ct. tw. SI2-H excellent cut diamond studs 14kt. gold $4,270.00 CAD. e11833

If you’re looking at diamond studs this year as many people are, make sure you consider the most important of the 4 Cs, the cut. Did you know the cut can affect the price of two otherwise identical diamonds by 40%. Funny how almost no one mentions the quality of cut when advertising diamond studs. We just had both of these diamonds re-manufactured to excellent cut. They were both very nice SI2 clarity (one almost an SI1), they had identical H colour and they exhibited the same level of medium blue fluorescence. We thought, lets improve their average to good cut and make an exceptionally well matched set. Have a look at the geometry on the cut reports to see just how well they now compare. All the critical dimensions and angles are virtually the same. We lost 10% of the original weight but these diamonds sparkle so much better now. Many people who sell jewellery can’t understand why we would take 2 perfectly acceptable diamonds, have them re-cut to a smaller size by having them re-proportioned and spend hundreds of dollars doing it. The reason is simple once you see them in person, they are waaaaaaaay more brilliant and dispersive. They are also more valuable once the superior cut is taken into consideration. There is no sense having a set of diamonds with a nice clairty, colour and carat weight if they aren’t well cut. That’s too bad because every diamond has the potential to be cut to a high standard but many manufacturers choose to conserve finished weight for the psychological advantage of a heavy diamond that still looks good compared to an excellent cut diamond that explodes with brilliance. We’ve set this beautiful set into our most popular 14 karat white gold double gallery settings. The upgraded 6mm butterfly backs are much heavier and more secure than what you’ve been accustomed to seeing. I guess we could have sold them new inventory but we’d rather sell them with the rest of our estate jewellery as re-manufactured vintage diamonds. They are estate priced at $4,270.00 CAD. Stock #e11833.

SOLD


May 23, 2019

18kt. diamond drop earrings 0.75ct. tw. I1-I 4.1gr. $1,138.00 CAD. e12398

Jewellery is very different from the fast fashion industry, at least the precious kind is. The ingredients are too valuable to fit into the throw away culture that has many people questioning our wasteful, wistful habits. Marie Kondo has offered one very popular approach to de-cluttering but purging is only part of the problem. Many experts are calling for the resurgence of the reuse/repair/re-purpose mentality that was so popular with our grandparents and great grandparents. Frankly we are all for it! Jewellery has always operated on this principle, precious metals can be recast or refined, gems can be reset or recut, and we love searching through our refining piles for components we can use in repairs and remakes. That’s where these articulated earrings come in; they were once part of a showy diamond bracelet or necklace. They were removed at purchase to reduce the length and haven’t been touched since. When we got them they were too perfect not to remake so we simply added posts, heavy 6mm 14 karat friction backs and like magic we had stunning statement earrings! Each measures a head turning 37.2mm long and has three pivot points allowing them to move freely when worn. The 0.75 carats of I1-I round brilliant cuts catch fire at the slightest movement making them ideal for any dressy occasion. The 18 karat white gold pair is in brand new condition for the estate price of $1,138.00 CAD. Stock #e12398.

SOLD


March 25, 2019

1.13ct. tw. I1-K princess cut earring/pendant set 2.3gr. 14kt. $1,085.00 CAD. e12443

Probably one of my favorite feats in advertising was Shreddies 2017 re-release of Diamond Shreddies. Which of course was just regular Shreddies rotated 45 degrees on the box. The consumer could decide to buy Traditional Shreddies or “Diamond” Shreddies and if you couldn’t decide there was a Combo Pack that had both kinds in it. This is our princess cut diamond Combo Pack! The pendant carries the Diamond option in a 0.40 carta I1-KL princess cut. The I1-JK 0.73 carat total weight earrings can be worn as Traditional  or Diamond depending on your mood. All are set into brightly rhodium enhanced 14 karat white gold in unworn condition. Each earring is equipped with medium weight friction backs and the chain is strung on an 18 inch box link chain. Estate price for the versatile set $1,085.00 CAD. Stock #e12443.

SOLD


March 14, 2019

14kt. freshwater pearl & diamond earring/pendant set 0.10ct. tw. 5.5gr. 14kt. $420.00 CAD. e12291

Pearls have always been a dressy occasion staple but they are getting new life in modern drop styles like this set. The subtle tear drop shaped freshwater trio have a soft cream body colour with very subtle pink overtones. They’ve been attached in a way that allows them to roll and sway during wear, showing off their silky luster. The elongated 0.10 carat total diamond weight bails move the eye down towards each pearl for added emphasis. Each measures 26mm long ensuring the earrings will stand out no matter your hairstyle. The pendant is strung on a 16 inch long rolo chain and each stud is equipped with brand new upgraded heavyweight friction backs for added security. The 14 karat white gold set maintains its original bright chromy white rhodium as a testament to its like new condition. Estate price for the set only $420.00 CAD. Stock #e12291.

SOLD


February 2, 2019

1.06ct. tw. SI1-F Maple Leaf Canadian diamond studs $4,270.00 CAD. e11903

The price of diamonds is like pretty much everything else bought or sold; they’re ultimately tied to the value of the U.S. dollar. It doesn’t matter that these diamonds were mined in Canada, they are priced in United States Dollars then adjusted to reflect the value compared to the Canadian dollar. What is interesting about this pair is that they were purchased in December of 2010 when the USD/CAD relationship was the same. How things have changed; today the American dollar is worth well over 30% more than a Canadian dollar. In theory these earrings are worth at least 30% more today compared to 2010 assuming zero inflation and zero price increase in diamond prices over the last 8 years. Both of these diamonds are a perfectly matched 0.53 carat, both with a SI1 clarity, F colour and an ideal cut. The beautiful set came accompanied by Gem Scan appraisal card, Ekati diamond mine origin certificate along with the original purchase invoice. The diamonds are secured by 14 karat white gold double gallery settings with threaded posts and screw back butterflies. Even the gold used in the construction of the earrings was Canadian sourced. The bottom gallery of the setting has been pierced with the outline of a maple leaf. Perfect condition, high quality and 100% Canadian make a great combination; estate priced at just $4,270.00 means they are also a great value. Stock #e11903.

SOLD


January 31, 2019

0.14ct. tw. I1-IJ diamond studs 14 karat yellow gold $129.50 CAD. e10442

There is just no way we’d have the time to post every single estate item in stock, let alone just posting every pair of diamond studs that come in. We have literally 1000s of loose and mounted diamonds in simple 4 prong settings like these. We have diamond studs for under $100.00 to into 5 figures. No matter what you’re looking for I’m sure we can accommodate your request for a price that lets you get more than you expected. This small pair would make a great set for someone who recently had their ears pierced or for the person with several piercings on their ears going for a graduated look. They are secured in a traditional 14 karat yellow gold crown style setting. The SI2-I1-KL quality grade keeps the price very reasonable while at the same time sparkling as a diamond should. For less than $65.00 each the value is easy to see. The pair is estate priced at just $129.50 CAD. Stock #e10442.

SOLD


January 8, 2019

0.68ct. VS1-F Asscher cut diamond stud earrings 14kt. white gold $1,365.00 CAD. e12594

One lucky person is going to get a great pair of rare cut diamond earrings. This is the first pair of Asscher cut diamond earrings I can remember having either brand new, vintage or estate. An Asscher cut diamond is basically a square emerald cut, and you almost never see them. Square princess cut diamonds turn up all the time and even radiant cut square diamonds are seen occasionally. Gift giving occasions are never too far away; this pair would be a great hit for the next one. The quality is about as good as it gets. We’ve conservatively estimated the total weight at 0.68 carats with an impressive VS1 clarity and F colour. The perfectly matched set each measure 4.0mm x 4.1mm and are secured in double gallery four prong settings with threaded backs for added security. The diagonal measurement from claw to claw is 6mm, they wear a little larger than the dimensions suggest. The set would have been quite a challenge to assemble as very few diamonds are cut in this shape and finding a matching pair makes things exponentially more difficult. The set is in perfect condition and comes in our traditional blue box. The pair came to us as a trade-in toward a ring. Trade in priced at just $1,365.00 CAD. Stock #e12594.

SOLD


January 6, 2019

1.00ct. tw. I1-J princess cut hoop earrings 14kt. 5.9gr. $1,295.00 CAD. e11544

Hoops or studs, this pair of diamond earrings combines the best of both. With a 22mm diameter they are a little large for continuous wear unlike hinged huggie styles meant for comfort during sleeping. The stud posts with extra strong friction backs are an equally if not more secure alternative to hinged hoops. As the hoop backs serve only a decorative function they taper gracefully to keep the focus on the diamond encrusted fronts. A perfect 1.00 carat of combined and extremely well matched I1-J princess cuts are set girdle to girdle in protective channels. In almost unworn condition the 5.9 gram pair retain their original rhodium plating on top of their 14 karat white gold. This pair of earrings at one time were a matching set of diamond anniversary rings. Our clever and ingenious onsite gold smiths thought it would be a fun exercise to convert them into a killer pair of earrings. I guarantee you’ll never find a better built pair of earrings than these. The solid construction makes them practically impervious to damage. Estate price $1,295.00 CAD. Stock #e11544.

SOLD


10kt. diamond earring/pendant set 0.20ct. tw. 18 inch 3.6gr. $280.00 CAD. e12370

A graceful and modern set that will dress up any occasion. The uniquely twisting trio create the perfect balance between high polished brightly rhodium plated white gold and brilliant diamonds. The graduated twisting lines of  diamonds equal a total weight of 0.20 carats. The earrings are hinged at the post allowing them to move during wear. Their length and gentle movement lets them stand out against long hair or short. The pendant is a slide style running across its 18 inch long box link chain. Estate price $280.00 CAD. Stock #e12370.

SOLD


January 3, 2019

14kt. gold 6.7gr. amethyst & diamond earrings 5.90ct. tw. $1,050.00 CAD. e10849

Few gemstones exhibit the type of colour saturation like a fine amethyst does. This most regal hue of purple is one of the jewellery world’s greatest bargains. Fine amethyst of this size can be found for as little as $40.00 per carat! A purple sapphire of similar colour will run you over $3000.00 per carat. Even a really nice tanzanite is going to cost around $1000.00 per carat. These are good sized earrings measuring 15.0mm x 12.5mm. The high quality emerald cut amethysts are surrounded by 36 small round brilliant cut diamonds of SI-KL quality. Together the diamonds contribute 0.90 carats of sparkling diamond weight. Constructed from over 6 grams of yellow and white gold and secured by brand new snug fitting upgraded 6mm friction backs. Estate priced at $1,050.00 CAD. Stock #e10849.


December 24, 2018

18kt. 20mm hoop earrings Italian made 1.9gr. $193.00 CAD. e12246

Perfect condition, premium quality, Italian made 18 karat for the price of 10 karat gold. These 1.9 gram, 20mm diameter hollow hoop earrings are each constructed from 4 separate sections, all expertly assembled in Italy. The hinged wire post, knuckle and hinge are all made from harder, springier white gold. With the price of gold well over $1,750.00 per ounce Canadian, few manufacturers are producing jewellery using top of the line 18 karat. There is no substitute for the rich colour of 18 karat and the purity is safer to wear for people sensitive to low karat gold. Like new condition with a fresh polish they are estate priced at $193.00 CAD. Stock #e12246.

SOLD

 


December 19, 2018

Tiffany sterling silver hoop earrings $228.00 CAD. e12243

Tiffany & Co. are masters of marketing and master craftsmen especially when it comes to sterling silver. Simple hoop earrings engraved with the Tiffany corporate logo, silver purity mark and year of establishment. The concave profile makes them resist bending while protecting the engraving at the same time. These earrings are a current offering on the Tiffany corporate website priced at $455.00. Including a Tiffany gift box this excellent condition estate set are priced at $228.00 CAD. Stock #e12243.

SOLD


December 15, 2018

0.92ct. TW. VVS-F European cut diamond studs 14kt. white gold $3,640.00 CAD. e3390

You’ve likely never seen a pair of antique diamonds with quality this good made up as a set of diamond earrings. In fact you seldom even see modern diamonds this good made into earrings. VVS clarity with an estimated F colur (as judged against our GIA certified master stones) is just about as good as it can get. These earrings served duty as accent stones in an emerald three stone platinum ring from the 1800s. When we received the ring it was in pretty rough condition. The claws securing the three stones were significantly worn, the shank the very thin, the setting holding everything together was almost non existent and the centre emerald was badly chipped. In short, the ring had been loved to death by several generations. The only practical solution for the ultra high quality diamonds was to reset them into these brand new 14 karat white gold classic stud earrings. In keeping with the quality of the diamonds we’ve used heavy gauge, four prong, double gallery mounts with upgraded two piece friction backs. These backs provide a constant bite on the posts and the large 6mm pad keeps the diamonds facing straight forward. After well over 100 years these two diamonds are still together and should provide another hundred years of enjoyment for many generations to follow. They are estate priced at $3,640.00 CAD. Stock #e3390.

SOLD


December 10, 2018

1.00ct. VVS-J princess cut diamond studs 2.0gr. 14/18kt. $2,450.00 CAD. e12142

When it comes to princess cut diamonds, clarity is a bit of a different thing to consider than with rounds. Princess cuts have a very splintery facet pattern which helps them disguise their inclusions better than many other cut styles. This means princess cuts can get away with a lower clarity grade before the inclusions become obvious without magnification. When princess cuts are being used in diamonds that policy is doubled. Earrings do not undergo close scrutiny and are often just peeping out around different hair styles. That means diamonds in earrings can be a lower average clarity than you’d expect of the diamond in an engagement ring. But with all of these allowances the goldsmith that put these studs together still opted for the best of the best with a high VVS clarity. Each 1/2 carat princess cut exhibits a well matched and pleasant J colour; the added brilliance of the high clarity helps these diamonds look like a higher colour. The combined 1.00 carat total weight are set into timeless 18 karat double gallery white gold studs equipped with heavy upgraded 14 karat friction backs. Estate price for this well above average quality pair $2,450.00 CAD. Stock #e12142.

SOLD


December 8, 2018

14kt. Italian 40mm hoop earrings 6.2gr. $546.00 CAD. e11869

With the 80’s and 90’s coming back into fashion over sized yellow gold hoops are back and back in a big way! Whether your channeling Madonna or J-Lo these 40mm in diameter hoops are just the thing. The angular diamond cross section creates a fun house mirror affect on the high polished faces of each hoop; playing with light and reflecting the world around them. Made from a substantial 6.2 grams of 14 karat yellow gold the earrings are in great condition, secured with standard hinged posts. They are accompanied by a Harold Weinstein Ltd. Jewellery Appraisal listing an estimated replacement value of $750.00 way back in 2013 when gold was priced at just $1,433.00 per ounce  Canadian. Even though the price of gold has increased to well over $1,700.00 our estate price for the pair is just $546.00 CAD. Stock #e11869.

SOLD


December 3, 2018

30mm 14kt. hoop earrings 3.4gr. Italian made $280.00 CAD. e11159

As with almost everything in life it’s all about the details. The ubiquitous gold hoop earring is a jewellery wardrobe essential. Details in quality make the deference between a pair that gets lost or quickly damaged and a pair that you keep forever. You can pick them up in super light 10 karat versions with light flimsy attachments to something like these that were built with quality and longevity in mind. You wouldn’t want something like this made solid as the weight would soon become unbearable. You also wouldn’t want them made so light that they easily dent. This pair weight a moderate 3.45 grams in 14 karat yellow gold and are made from seamless square section tubing for extra strength. The ear wires and corresponding hardware are made from 14 karat white gold. The white gold sections are not there for colour contrast but for added durability. White gold costs a bit more but it is a little harder and has better spring characteristics. The hinged wire has been properly riveted in place, not just pinched closed. Each of these earrings are assembled from 5 different pieces. While these details add cost they also add value. You’re less likely to loose one or damage them. You’ll never regret buying quality. This pair is estate priced at $280.00 CAD. Stock #e11159.

SOLD


November 30, 2018

1.53ct. tw. I1-IJ diamond studs 14kt. white gold $3,248.00 CAD. e12076

Into the 7th decade of operation from our Downtown location, we’re extremely proud of our history and reputation within our community as your trusted jeweller. We’ve been honored 19 times out of 20 as being voted Barrie’s Favorite Jeweller. We love our work and we hope it shows in the enthusiasm we try to express when showcasing some of our unique estate items. It’s hard not to get excited about our amazing products when we know what we’re talking about and we know the fantastic value they offer. Buying and selling 1000s of estate items every year we’re continuously making new pieces from the different components we get. Until a few hours ago I didn’t know I’d be showcasing these earrings as they didn’t exist yet. We always keep brand new earring hardware in stock in case someone wants a pair we don’t have on hand. I set this pair up just because they matched nicely and big stud earrings are always a popular choice. The 2 diamonds measure just under 6mm diameter each and weigh a combined 1.53 carats. They are a nice bright I1 clarity and are close to colourless with an IJ colour grade. The American made 14 karat white gold double gallery setting are our most popular style. Every pair of earrings we make up (no matter the value) are treated to 6mm two piece heavy duty friction backs. Even though they cost almost $50.00 each we feel the money is well spent. They offer superior grip and support compared to the cheap backs most jewellers use. No need to continuously tighten as with threaded posts, just push them on and forget about it. Passion for the business, competitive advantages our unique retail model offers, allow us to price earrings like these better than almost anyone. We don’t rely on optimistic inaccurate appraisals to sell our jewellery. Experience, credentials and reputation are all we need to be confident in the value of our jewellery. This pair of beautiful diamond studs are priced at $3,248.00 CAD. Stock #e12076.

SOLD


November 20, 2018

NEVER WORN! 18kt. hoop earrings 1.8gr. 3.9gr. $140.00 & $315.00 CAD. e11669

Every once in a while we’ll receive something never been worn before that comes through our estate department. These 18 karat yellow and white gold hoop earrings were recently traded in for something the previous owner preferred. They are in absolutely perfect condition, not a scuff of scratch to be seen anywhere. The smaller yellow gold set measure 35mm diameter, 2mm wide and weigh 1.8 grams. The larger 45mm pair weigh 3.9 grams and measure 2.8mm wide. Made from premium quality 18 karat gold using solderless posts they should be safe for even the most sensitive ears. Estate earrings are customer favorites so don’t expect these to be on display too long. Estate priced at $140.00 and $315.00. Stock #e11669.

SOLD


14kt. white gold disco ball earrings, pendant & 18″ necklace 3.8gr. $280.00 CAD. e12057

These simple little items really epitomize what jewellery is all about (except for the high cost). They sparkle, they twinkle, they flatter and they grab your attention like a punch in the nose. Each faceted drop shaped ball measures about 15mm in length without the connecting rings. The earrings are suspended by easy to use European backs that allow the drops to swing and sparkle with the slightest movement. The 18 inch box link necklace is strong and easy to use thanks to the sturdy lobster clasp. Manufactured completely from 14 karat white gold the set has a finished weight of 3.8 grams. They are in perfect condition, showing not even the slightest dent or ding. The factory applied bright white rhodium plating is completely intact. Really, who doesn’t love a disco ball. You can have 3 personal sparkling disco balls for the estate price of only $280.00 CAD. Stock #e12057.

SOLD


November 10, 2018

Birks 18kt. Italian Huggie style hoop earrings 3.4gr. $420.00 CAD. e11505

Yellow or white? The choice is yours with these reversible two tone Huggie style earrings. Made in Italy for Birks jewellers using premium quality 18 gold. The hinges are super tight showing zero wear. A while you wait quick polish to the yellow gold sections will have them looking practically new. To make them perfect would simply require a light polish to both yellow and white sections followed by a fresh bright white rhodium electroplating. This process would cost about $50.00 and take around a week to complete. The Huggie style has been a customer favorite for many years. The small hoop design can be worn 24/7 even while sleeping. Its smooth integrated design keeps the post completely concealed with the hoop. Although Birks are not currently showing this pair of earrings on their website, a basic hoop (slightly lighter in weight) is shown for $795.00 CAD. This 14.5mm set is estate priced at $420.00 CAD. Stock #e11505.

SOLD


November 6, 2018

14kt. tri-colour pear shaped drop earrings $129.00. e8574

e8574 tri-colour drop earringsBEWARE OF BLACK FRIDAY BARGAINS. This is an interesting pair of earrings from a large Canadian department store. Interesting because I’m puzzled by the price tag that came with the earrings. With a weight of 1.8 grams, this 14 karat tri-colour gold pair of earrings contains roughly $55.00 worth of gold (with gold costing $1600.00 per oz. CAD.).  It is of my opinion that brand new earrings of similar style would have a retail price range of around $225.00  in a typical jewellery store. Once all the manufacturing costs and several levels of distribution, wholesale and retail markups are considered it is not uncommon for earrings to sell for 4 to 5 times the basic intrinsic value of the gold they contain. At $550.00 as the price shows, the ratio of gold value to retail price is 10 times. It would be interesting to know if this store typically sells these earrings for $550.00.e8574.1 tri-colour drop earrings Be an informed consumer. Find out how heavy the item is and what value of gold the piece of jewellery contains. Learn the factors that  determine the value of jewellery. Most jewellery is not sold by just the weight but if you know what it costs per gram it is much easier to gauge the value of similar items at different stores. All that said the earrings are brand new. They have only been taken out of the original box to be weighed. The hammered texture sparkles and twinkles as the jointed sections move about. Including the original box or a Bill Le Boeuf Jewellers box they are estate priced at $129.00. Stock #e8574.e8574.2 tri-colour hudson's bay earrings

SOLD


October 25, 2018

14kt. Italian made figure 8 earrings 7.2gr. $455.00 CAD. e11723

100s of years experience has made Italy the undisputed leader when it comes to producing high quality jewellery. The finish and design are qualities few others can match. Specialties of the Italian jewellery industry are chain, bracelets and hollow constructed items. These earrings weigh a reasonable 7.2 grams making them comfortable to wear. Their hollow construction allows them to measure a generous 1 inch in length. If they were completely solid the weight would make them impossible to wear. The highly polished overlapping circles are discretely soldered in only two spots; this makes the seamless tubes to appear to be floating. It’s a very cool design and definitely a tricky thing to assemble. We’ve supplied brand new upgraded 6mm friction backs. These high quality butterfly backs supply much more security for the earrings and help keep them from drooping forward. Brand new condition they’re completely scratch and scuff free. Estate priced at $455.00 CAD. Stock #e11723.

SOLD


October 18, 2018

14kt. diamond hoop earrings 0.46ct. I1-I 1.9gr. $560.00 CAD. e11897

With diamond earrings like this, the metal colour is almost a non issue considering you can only see it when viewed from the side. The diamonds span 13.7mm on each hoop front, following the gentle curve to disappear behind the earlobe. The 14 round brilliant cut diamonds are a narrow ellipse for added elegant movement. Together they make a combined carat weight of 0.46 carats of bright and lively I1-I quality. Each 14 karat yellow gold hoop is equipped with a locking hinged back for added peace of mind during wear. Estate price for the unworn pair $560.00 CAD. Stock #e11897.

SOLD


October 10, 2018

18 karat yellow gold hollow curl earrings $294.00 CAD. e9658

 

e9658 18 karat yellow gold hoop earringsThe fun and modern pig tail curl earrings are a playful take on hoops turned sideways. The pair come equipped with very secure lever style catches making them safe for daily wear. Measuring 19mm in diameter and weighing a comfortable 3.0 grams these 18 karat yellow gold earrings will make a unique addition to anyone’s collection. Estate price $294.00 CAD. Stock #e9658. e9658 18 karat hoop earrings

SOLD

 


October 1, 2018

Tiffany Elsa Peretti “Diamonds by the Yard” Earrings sterling silver 0.14ct. tw. $650.00 CAD. e11905

If you want an example of brand power look no further than these Tiffany & Co. Elsa Peretti Diamonds by the Yard earrings. The petite studs measure 4.14mm in diameter and weigh in at only 0.94 grams. Each is set with one 0.07 carat round brilliant cut diamond of Tiffany’s typically high VS-FG quality. Well made and secured with strong friction backs the earrings are of undoubtedly higher-than-normal standards. Still they are sterling silver and if you approach them from a raw materials stand point there is $0.56 worth of silver here. The diamonds, even with their excellent cut grade, could easily be purchased from a generic supplier for anywhere from $300.00 and up for the pair. Now jewellery is not valued for just the lowest cost of its components and raw material; just as that new car is not valued for only the steel it contains. Manufacturing costs and profit margins certainly need to be taken into consideration. Tiffany has done an amazing job marketing their brand and leveraging the value of the name to command top dollar for all of the amazing products they sell. These earrings retail at Tiffany’s for $1,300.00 CAD.  To account for this you have to layer three things onto these studs. First there’s Tiffany’s history, the tradition of utmost luxury, reputation and the value the blue pouch adds to anything it houses. Second they are Elsa Peretti, the 1970s model turned Tiffany designer has produced some of the institution’s most iconic lines. Third the earrings are Diamonds by the Yard, the forerunner of Tiffany’s exploration into the trend of layered jewellery. We’ve seen enough of T & C0. to know that these diamond studs should not last long. Tiffany is the brand that needs no justification. Estate price $650.00 CAD. Stock #e11905.

SOLD


September 26, 2018

Diamond hoop earrings 0.16ct. tw. I2-IJ 3.1gr. 10kt. $245.00 CAD. e11443

A delicately tapered set of diamond hoop earrings is an elegant accent to any occasion. The well made pair bring a subtle touch of sparkle with their 0.16 carats of I2-IJ round brilliant cut diamonds. Made from 3.1 grams of 10 karat white gold which still retains its untouched chrome white rhodium finish as proof of their like new condition. The dropping ovals are fastened in place with sturdy locking posts. Estate price for the like new pair $245.00 CAD. Stock #e11443.

SOLD

 


September 22, 2018

18kt. Italian made hoop earrings 4.7gr. $483.00 CAD. e10801

Bright cutting is a simple technique of engraving short angular lines in jewellery items using an extremely sharp tool. The resulting crisp details reflect light making the piece sparkle and twinkle like hundreds of tiny mirrors. This pair of 18 karat white gold Italian made earrings measure 23mm x 19mm and weigh in at a substantial 4.7 grams. The bright cut finish has been applied around the entire circumference and edges resulting in a fantastic look from any direction. The strong hinged wire posts are secured by a proper rivet ensuring a long life of trouble free operation. These earrings are in perfect condition still retaining the original factory rhodium plating. A side benefit of a bright cut texture is: should you accidentally incur a small dent or ding you’d never even notice it. The earrings are estate priced at $483.00 CAD. Stock #e10801.

SOLD


September 20, 2018

Tiffany Mini Mesh diamond earrings 0.06ct. tw. 18kt. gold $810.00 CAD. e10650

Tiffany & Co. describe Elsa Peretti’s body of work as organic and sensual, her jewellery designs seducing the world. It’s hard to contest that description looking at her Mini Mesh earrings. The two inch long textiles are woven from the most delicate threads of 18 karat yellow gold. Interlocking links curl and drape gracefully during wear, drawing the eye in and up to top quality 0.03 carat round brilliant cut diamonds that crown each earring. The elegant pair are accompanied by its original Tiffany & Co. box, travel pouch, and U.S. sales receipt. Currently listed on Tiffany’s website for $1350.00 CAD, our estate price $810.00 CAD. Stock #e10650.

SOLD


September 5, 2018

Return to Tiffany Heart Tag silver earrings $108.00 CAD. e11953

This retired pair of Return to Tiffany Heart Tag earrings are the big sister of the current Mini size available currently for $205. At 13mm wide these earrings are hardly large. They take up most ear lobes perfectly and flash a bright mirror finish at the slightest movement. Tiffany & Co. iconography at a glance for $108.00 CAD including Tiffany travel pouch. Stock #e11953.

SOLD


September 3, 2018

0.90ct. I2-IJ diamond stud earrings 14kt. 1gr. $1,365.00 CAD. e11874

Diamond stud earrings are not only timeless but they can be a relatively “inexpensive” buy. Compared to the diamonds that you mostly find as engagement ring centers, diamond studs often have much lower clarity grades. To understand the difference between these quality levels consider what women do in the first couple of months after getting engaged. While telling the story of how sweet, funny or surprising the proposal was they hold out their hand for friends, family, coworkers, and acquaintances to more closely inspect the beautiful ring. The diamond at the center is always under close examination and extreme scrutiny. Now imagine those same people getting as close to her ears to inspect her diamond studs! Thankfully for your bank account personal space is still a thing! As the studs are only seen at a distance, an I1-I2 clarity is quite acceptable as long as it doesn’t greatly effect sparkle. Such is the case with the I2-IJ pair we have here, though there are certainly large white feathers in each diamond there is also a great deal of clean space. Held at a comfortable distance the inclusions are hardly visible but the fire and brilliance that dominates certainly is. At a combined 0.90 carats the diamonds have a noticeable footprint of around 4.9mm. They are set into simple double gallery four prong 14 karat white gold settings secured with threaded posts and friction backs. Do remember that threaded backs worn constantly can slowly unwind themselves. For safe keeping they should be wound tight every day or two. The pair is accompanied by a Gem Scan Laboratories 2018 Certificate of Evaluation stating they weigh an estimated and potentially correct 1.00 carat total weight. Given the known diameter and thicker cut we have conservatively estimated the weight at 0.90 carats. The Gem Scan opinion of replacement value is on the generous side of a retail price range at $4050.00 CAD. Our more realistic replacement value for the pair is $1,950.00 for new and our estate price is a great value priced at only $1,365.00 CAD. Stock #e11874

SOLD


September 2, 2018

18kt. 24mm hoop earrings 10 grams $675.00 CAD (tiny dent on back side). e11873

Spanning over 8mm wide with a diameter of 24mm these unique hoops are certainly statement pieces. The extra warm tone of their top quality 18 karat yellow gold is head turning itself as most hollow hoops are made of lower quality 10 or 14 karat. Despite their impressive 10 gram bulk the hoops still manage to feel elegant and airy thanks to the delicate pierced windows around each decorative bead. The hoops are fastened with strong hinged posts and catches for added security. Usually if hoops come in with a dent they automatically go in with our precious metal recycling. The tiny dent on the backside of this one was so small and their quality was so high we didn’t have the heart to refine them simply for metal recovery. As such we’ve priced them extra aggressively considering they’d be well bought at $1,500.00. Included with purchase is a complimentary refinishing. A fresh polish will help soften the minuscule imperfection rendering it virtually invisible except under extreme scrutiny. The pair is estate priced at $675.00 CAD. Stock #e11873.

SOLD

 


September 1, 2018

14kt. hoop earrings 4.6 grams 31mm $350.00 CAD. e11238

These aren’t those shoulder brushing statement earrings that decorate runways and festival stages but they’ll certainly make a statement at the office or an evening out. The 31mm demi hoops lay gracefully across each other adding volume with their doubled up dome profiles. The 4.6 gram 14 karat yellow gold hollow hoops are equipped with sturdy posts and strong friction backs for added security during wear. Perfect condition, no dents or dings and freshly polished. Estate price $350.00 CAD. Stock #e11238.

SOLD


July 28, 2018

18kt. figure 8 earrings 3.0gr. $329.00 CAD. e11780

One of the great things about our estate jewellery is most of what we get we’ll never see again. One of the bad things about estate jewellery is most of what we get we’ll never see again. I’m sure we could sell 100 pairs of these funky earrings if we could only get more. Unfortunately these are the one and only pair we have. The hollow knife edged creations would be extremely difficult to manufacture. It’s no surprise they were made in Italy. Italian jewellery makers have no parallel when it comes to producing designs like these. Making something like this from round tubing would be challenging enough; try to do it with knife edge triangular tubing in two colours. Once you’ve accomplished that do it again exactly the same in its mirror image. As a finishing touch, all you need to do it solder solid end caps with hinged hardware without turning the whole thing into a puddle. Trust me, it’s an art making these that few can master. They measure 33mm x 20mm and can be worn with mostly a yellow side showing or the white depending your mood. Perfect condition and perfectly polished showing no dents of dings of any kind. Estate priced at only $329.00 CAD. Stock #e11780.

SOLD


July 10, 2018

10kt. hollow hoop earrings 1.5gr. $77.00 CAD. e11781

For way less than the cost of a good dinner out, you could surprise your lady with a small token of affection like these fun little hoop earrings. The bright cut rhodium finish twinkles like little diamonds. While only $77.00 don’t assume these are not made of quality stuff. 1.5 grams of sturdy 10 karat gold and properly riveted hinge backs clip snugly into the corresponding snaps. We only have one pair like this and they’re only $77.00 CAD. Stock #e11781.

SOLD


June 25, 2018

10kt. white gold hoop earrings 1.5gr. $84.00 CAD. e11755

While we don’t spend much time showcasing smaller items like these great pair of earrings online, they still make up an important part of our inventory. Perfect condition Italian made hollow hoop earrings measuring 23mm x 19mm. These will not linger around here very long. Every woman loves a pair of hoop earrings as a stocking stuffer. Beat the crowds and save your self the stress of last minute Christmas shopping. The bright white pair are priced at $84.00 and we’ll even gift wrap the Bill Le Boeuf Jewellers box for no charge while you wait. Estate priced at only $84.00 CAD. Stock #e11755.

SOLD


June 20, 2018

0.67ct. tw. ruby & diamond stud earrings high quality 1.8gr. 14kt. $560.00 CAD. e11542

We’re jewellers not photographers. Although a bit washed out in pictures, the rubies that grace each of these studs are much more vibrant and crystal clear in person. At 0.25 carat each the princess cut pair are eye catching for their brilliance and intense colour. Each is accented with four very well cut, high quality round brilliant cut diamonds. Creating a kaleidoscope pattern of layered diamond shapes. The 1.8 gram 14 karat white gold studs retain their original rhodium finish and each is equipped with strong posts and heavy friction backs. Estate price $560.00 CAD. Stock #e11542.

SOLD


June 12, 2018

0.25ct. tw. I1-IJ 1.9gr. 10kt. diamond hoop earrings $252.00 CAD. e11754

Another great pair of white gold hoop earrings; these are even better with a little bling. White gold estate earrings don’t come in nearly as often as we get requests for them. This pair is in excellent condition still displaying the bright white polished rhodium finish from the factory. The lever backs with locking trigger offer excellent security and are still very easy to put on and take off. I sure it took longer to get these little guys balanced for their picture than it’s going to take to tell you about them. They measure 17.5mm x 12.5mm and weigh 1.9 grams. Each earring contain 9 fully faceted round brilliant cut diamonds estimated to weight approximately 0.014 carat. They total a nice tidy 1/4 carat and are of nice I1-IJ quality. Popular style and great value means expect to see them marked SOLD really soon. Estate priced at just $252.00 (that’s only $14.00 per diamond and the gold is free). Ready to go. You’re going to get a giant smile when she opens Bill Le Boeuf Jewellers little blue and white box and sees what’s inside. Stock #e11754.

SOLD


June 7, 2018

0.33ct. tw. SI-H huggie diamond hoop earrings 2.6gr. 14kt. $560.00 CAD. e11404

The huggiest of the huggie hoops is the oval profile variety, wrapping snugly around the ear lobe. Because of their less common shape they give the impression during wear that the diamonds travel all the way around their circumference. The 0.33 carats of diamonds that make up that illusion are a very nice SI-H quality, much higher than you normally encounter in earrings of this size. As is always the case the huggies snap securely closed for peace of mind during wear. The 2.6 gram, 14 karat white gold are in unworn condition maintaining their original bright white rhodium. Estate price $560.00 CAD. Stock #e11404

SOLD


June 1, 2018

0.66ct. tw. SI1-I1-G radiant cut diamond studs (one Canadian) $893.00 CAD. e11271

Radiant cut diamonds are rarely encountered in pairs, so the two clarity grade difference between these two is not surprising. Side by side the difference between the I1 and SI1 is noticeable if your looking for it, during wear when the pair are separated by a pretty face the difference isn’t seen. Both 0.32 carat and 0.34 carat are a nice G colour and the former is Canadian in origin. Originally from the Diavik mine the diamonds girdle is laser inscribed with a microscopic maple leaf and unique serial number. It is also accompanied by an IGI Certificate of Evaluation and an appraisal from Yellowknife’s Arctic Jewellers Ltd. The pair are set into brand new antique inspired 14 karat white gold studs with heavy friction backs for optimum security during wear. Estate price $893.00 CAD. Stock #e11271.

SOLD


May 14, 2018

14kt. French back diamond hoop earrings 1.4gr. 0.05ct. tw. $140.00 CAD. e11281

I think the only way to properly describe these hoops is “cute”. Not only are they an earlobe hugging 12.5mm in diameter their fronts only span 1.15mm in width. All you can see during wear is a dainty line of diamonds, with each holding 12 surprisingly bright and lively I1-H round single cut diamonds. All together they only amount to 0.05 carats but man do they throw a lot of light. Made from 1.4 grams of brightly rhodium plated 14 karat white gold. Despite their size the hoops have been equipped with top quality hinged french backs that snap smartly into place around the curved posts. The adorable pair are in brand new condition and are listed for the petite estate price of $140.00. Stock #e11281.

SOLD


May 8, 2018

1.70ct. tw. VVS2-E, VS2-F European cut diamond studs GIA certified $10,640.00 CAD. e11557

When was the last time you saw a matching pair of 100 year old GIA certified antique European cut diamond earrings? I’m thinking likely never! Finding a single good sized European cut diamond is an uncommon occurrence, finding a matched set almost never happens. This beautiful pair arrived in a much loved but also worn out ring. The antique platinum ring had experienced several generations of everyday wear and it showed. The setting was beyond feasible restoration so we did the next best thing. We recycled the platinum setting and made an amazing set of diamond studs. While the diamonds were loose we decided to have them fully certified at The Gemological institute of America in New York. They came back with outstanding results of VVS2-E and VS2-F. The fully plotted GIA grading reports can be seen online here 0.83ct. VVS2-E and 0.87ct. VS2-F. At the time of certification we also decided to spend a little more money and had each diamond microscopically laser engraved with the GIA certificate number.  The permanent engraving is very useful if the original hard copy report should ever be lost or misplaced. While we’re confident this pair represent a unique opportunity and excellent value, we’re also quite sure there aren’t another pair of GIA certified antique diamonds similar to this for sale anywhere. The brand new 14 karat white gold settings are our most popular double gallery designs, equipped with heavy upgraded 6mm friction backs. These diamonds have been together for 100 years, we’d like to sell them as a set only. If you’d like a different style of earring we will change the style for no charge. If you want to use them in a completely different type of jewellery we will deduct $175.00 from the price. Colourless and excellent clarity with distinctive optical characteristics that only antique European cut diamonds display. Seen in person the small table and chunky facets of these old diamonds sparkle like nothing else. Estate priced at $10,640.00 CAD. Stock #e11557.

SOLD


April 25, 2018

Never worn 10kt. leaf earrings 1.0gr. $56.00 CAD. e11272

BUYER BEWARE, know what you’re buying. This is an interesting pair of earrings from a large department store. Interesting because I’m puzzled by the price tag that came with them. With a weight of 1.0 gram, the 10 karat yellow gold pair of earrings contains roughly $22.75 worth of gold (with gold trading $1700.00 per oz. CAD.). It is of my opinion that brand new earrings of similar style and quality would have a retail price range of around $80.00 to $100.00 in a typical jewellery store. Once all the manufacturing costs, several levels of distribution, wholesale and retail markups are considered it is not uncommon for earrings to sell for 4 times the intrinsic value of the gold they contain. With a price of $249.00, the ratio of gold value to retail price on these earrings is almost 11 times. It would be interesting to know if this store typically sells these earrings for $249.00 or do they confuse the consumer with a huge discount. Be an informed shopper, find out how heavy the item is and what value of gold the piece contains. Learn the factors that  determine the value of jewellery. Most jewellery is not sold by just the weight, but if you know what it costs per gram it is much easier to gauge the value of similar items at different stores. All that being said these earrings are brand new and very attractive. They have only been taken out of the original box to be weighed and photgraphed. The satin and bright cut finish sparkles and twinkles. Including the original box or a Bill Le Boeuf Jewellers box (without the original price sticker) they are estate priced at $56.00. Stock #e11272.

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April 15, 2018

18kt. lady bug bracelet & earrings from Italy $245.00 & $192.00 CAD. e8450

e8451 e8450 lady bug bracelet and earringsDo you know a little princess who would love a really cute earring and bracelet set? Sensitive little ears will appreciate the high quality 18 karat yellow gold this set was crafted from and the strong spring loaded hinge back is simple to put on. Weighing 2.0 grams the earrings are estate priced at $192.00. e8450 lady bug earringsMatching the earrings is an 18 karat yellow gold bracelet measuring 5.75 inches in length and weighing 3.0 grams. The bracelet is secured by a good sized lobster catch with a strong spring. Both pieces are in perfect condition and are brand new in appearance. The bracelet is estate priced at $245.00 CAD and is available separately. Stock #e8450.

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April 12, 2018

14kt. 6.4gr. huggie diamond earrings 0.33ct.tw. I1-I $770.00 CAD. e10497

If huggies are the most secure hoop earring available on the market, then these are the best of the best. The back of each earring is designed with an extra hole for the post go through. The post snaps tightly into the first, with the second protecting against accidental opening. The secure duo are each made from a robust 3.2 grams of 14 karat white and yellow gold. The white gold fronts are protectively channel set with a combined 0.33 carats of twinkling I1-I round brilliant cut diamonds. Measuring an all occasion 16.5mm long the hoops are perfect for daily wear. Estate price $770.00 CAD. Stock #e10497.

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April 10, 2018

18kt. two tone Italian drop hoop earrings 4.0gr. $350.00 CAD. e11475

Once again the Italians show us why they’re the best when it comes to high end hollow jewellery construction. This seemingly simple earring set was manufactured from no less than 10 individual components. Assembling the mirror image yellow and white gold set takes incredible skill. Keeping every piece in perfect alignment and soldering it all together without melting the tubing or freezing up the hinged wire is a task only a talented goldsmith of foolish one would undertake. The 28mm x 20mm earrings are very good condition showing an excellent polish only premium 18 karat can. Just over 4 grams finished weight and estate priced at just $350.00 offers excellent value. Stock e11475.

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April 5, 2018

18kt./plat. antique pearl & diamond earrings $2590.00 CAD. e10974

Jewellery detective is one of the many hats we get to wear at Bill Le Boeuf Jewellers and personally it’s my favorite role. This dazzling little puzzle came in its original box, which never happens with pieces this old. The box gave us a starting place for determining age, first there was a business name Edward & Sons, Ltd. Diamond Merchants of 92 Buchanan St. Glasgow. The business opened originally in 1838 under the name George Edward & Sons but dropped the George in 1925. Meaning this piece was made some time after that. The royal Coat of Arms with “To His Majesty The King” is a Royal Warrant and means that Edward & Sons provided a member of the British Royal Family with jewellery for at least five years. Beyond the box we can date the earrings by their ingredients. The 40 round diamonds that decorate the pair are a mix of old single cuts, single cuts, and transition cut diamonds. These cutting styles are indicative of the 1910s to the 1930s. The two baguette cut diamonds add to the 1920s timeline as the cut wasn’t used until the beginning of that decade. With their geometric hall of mirrors optical effects they quickly became a favorite of Art Deco goldsmiths. All told the historic diamonds add up to an estimated 1.31 carats total weight. The diamonds range in quality from VS2-I1 clarity and G-J colour. The central 8.2mm Japanese demi pearls could be natural but are believed to be cultured. If that is the case pearl culturing wasn’t invented until 1916 and by the 20s cultured pearls were everywhere. It doesn’t take that much digging to determine that the handmade platinum and 18 karat white gold pair are late Art Deco. The 30mm long drops are all millgrain with delicate geometrics, that ornamental, opulent quality defined the decade. Currently the earrings are equipped with non-pierced threaded backs but can be converted to posts. The pair not only come with their original box but also a December 2011 appraisal from Harold Weinstein Ltd. stating an estimated replacement value of $6100.00. Our estate price $2590.00 CAD represents fantastic value for this one of a kind antique earring set. Stock #e10974.

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March 25, 2018

Vintage diamond studs 0.30ct. I1-H 14kt. white gold 1.2gr. $343.00 CAD. e10770

Earrings remain one of our most popular estate items. Hoops and studs are the most often requested style. This pair of vintage studs was a admired form 50-60 years ago and is still occasionally seen today as new production. The raised floral buttercup design frames the diamonds in 6 sturdy claws of white gold. Each earring contains a bright I1+ clarity diamond with a very nice H colour. These earrings weigh a combined 1.2 grams and are secured by strong friction butterfly backs. Each diamond measures 3.45mm diameter and are estimated to weigh a combined 0.30 carats. Estate priced at $343.00 CAD. Stock #e10770.

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March 17, 2018

10kt. Huggie style diamond earrings 3.0gr. 0.25ct. tw. SI-HI $413.00 CAD. e11285

The lesser known of the diamond earring staples is the huggie hoop. A well built pair in a petite diameter can be worn constantly. The clean lines of the channel setting style balance the brilliance of the diamonds for a subtle and sophisticated look. Our pair measure 13.4mm diameter and are made of a comfortable 3 grams of 10 karat white gold. Together they carry 0.25 carats of nice SI-HI round brilliant cut diamonds. Estate price $413.00 CAD. Stock #e11285.

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March 10, 2018

0.25ct. I2-GH 14kt. white gold diamond studs $280.00 CAD. e11308

Diamond studs are some of our favorite estate items. Usually all that is required to prepare them for our estate department is to thoroughly clean them and perhaps upgrading the backs to something a little more secure. Our customers love them too as the simple style of most studs makes them very versatile. Although the diamonds in this pair weigh just 0.25 carats they look much larger. The interesting triangular cup setting does a fantastic job of fooling your eyes into thinking they are close to twice this size. Despite just two points of contact with the setting the diamonds are very secure leaving the the majority of diamond to brightly sparkle. The parabolic polished rhodium inside surface acts as a little mirror focusing light toward the diamonds further enhancing the illusion of a larger stone. The 14 karat white gold earrings weigh a combined 0.8 grams, each containing a well matched I2-GH round brilliant cut diamond of surprising brilliance. Good quality friction backs secure the pair without the need of clumsy screw backs. They’re an interesting alternative to traditional 4 prong settings. Estate priced at $280.00 CAD. Stock #e11308.

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February 27, 2018

14kt. two tone Italian omega back earrings 5.6gr. $438.00 CAD. e10501

A modern take on two tone is rose gold paired with chromy rhodium finished white gold. The soft blushing tone works well against neutral white, allowing both to stand out boldly during wear. The unadorned high polished surface of the 20mm long by 7.2mm wide set adds to that modern feel. Though hollow the Italian made pair still ends up weighing an impressive 5.6 grams of 14 karat white and rose gold. Finished with strong omega backs and sturdy posts the set is in like new condition for the estate price $438.00 CAD. Stock #e10501.

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